The sun is shining and spring is in full spring so my daughter and yesterday went out into the garden and planted up some seeds we had been collecting through out last year.
Jemima loved filling up the recycled paper pots with compost and sprinkling the seeds in each pot. While she was sewing the seeds I cut up some old plastic milk bottles and juice bottles for her seed pots to live to enable us to water them, while they are growing on our window sills.
This activity filled up a whole afternoon of not only mum and daughter time but also learning about seeds and how things grow. On this afternoon we sewed sunflower, runner bean, sweet peas and buzzy Lizzy seeds.
This morning we checked our seeds to see if they needed watering and talked some more about long we think it will be till we see little plants appearing. The exciting part is, this one afternoon event is being stretch out into a project about not only planting seeds but how they grow too.
To make plant pots out of recycled news paper is easy and only needs a day ahead planning before you sew your seeds.
This photo was taken from Hands And Hearts Full
We will up date you on how our seeds do and there journey into our garden as they grow. Do you have any tips on growing flowers and vegetables with young children? Have you started to sew seeds or do you buy little seedlings from the garden centre? Or do you have any great tips you could share with my daughter and my self as start our gardening journey?